The job of a modifier is to clearly describe or qualify another word or word group in a sentence. This editing exercise will give you practice in placing modifiers where they belong.
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- We bought an L-shaped crib for the twins named Double Delight.
- By working as a governess, Anna's tuition at Hunter College was paid for.
- At the age of four, my father decided that I should live with my grandmother in Beijing.
- Upon arriving at the scene of the accident, Mr. Mooney's worst fears were confirmed.
- While driving along the coastal highway after midnight, a deer suddenly appeared in our headlights.
- We saw fire spewing from the engines on the wing, looking out the windows of the plane.
- After passing the Spanish exam with the help of my teacher I found a job tutoring a nine-year-old girl.
- To repair a jammed chain on a bicycle, the cranks need to be rotated backward while you pull the chain.
- The council decided on Wednesday to apply for a grant.
- While carrying a tray full of sizzling fajitas, Nancy's foot got caught on the leg of the counter.